Destiny, history and a crystal football

January, 6, 2014
Jan 6
12:15
PM ET

PASADENA, Calif. -- The final game of the BCS era (or error, take your pick) isn't about the legacy of a rusted, obsolete national title mechanism.

Or about SEC fatigue.

Or about whose NFL draft stock is enhanced or kneecapped.

It isn't about the supposed next football genius of the moment, or the next leveraged contract, or the trickle-down effect of a win or loss on next month's national signing day.

Instead, this VIZIO BCS National Championship, perhaps more than any championship game in recent memory, is about the journey. Seriously, have two teams ever followed a stranger set of football GPS directions than Auburn and Florida State?

The No. 1-ranked Seminoles asked Siri for directions to 1001 Rose Bowl Drive and here's how she got them there.

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Gene Wojciechowski | email

Columnist / College Football reporter

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